AlUla to host natural, human components conference

The conference has been officially announced on the society’s website and shared on all its social media accounts. (Shutterstock)
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Updated 05 February 2020

AlUla to host natural, human components conference

  • The conference aims to review the natural components of AlUla

MADINAH: AlUla governorate will host the Conference of the Natural and Human Components of AlUla at Maraya Concert Hall on Feb. 11-12.

The conference is organized by the Saudi Geographical Society in cooperation with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The conference aims to review the natural components of AlUla, shed light on the impact of civilization, discuss ways to protect cultural and urban heritage, explore the economic employment aspects of cultural heritage resources, share experiences and practical applications of sustainable development in archaeology and tourism, employ geo-information technology in the management of archaeological sites, and hold scientific sessions and workshops.

Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al-Dosari, chairman of the Saudi Geographical Society and head of the organizing committee, said that the society, in cooperation with RCU, was preparing for the success of the conference and was determined to achieve its goals through the different committees and by providing all requirements for holding the conference after receiving the approval of the Ministry of Education.

He said that the conference has been officially announced on the society’s website and shared on all its social media accounts.

Al-Dosari said that the conference will be accompanied by the 36th General Assembly of the Saudi Geographical Society, the signing of a joint cooperation agreement with the Russian Geographical Society, and a scientific lecture by Dr. Badr Al-Faqeer titled “The Prospects of Eco-tourism Products in AlUla.”
 


Saudi Arabia’s private sector employees to return to their offices

Updated 27 May 2020

Saudi Arabia’s private sector employees to return to their offices

  • All private sector entities must prepare work spaces so they are in line with Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Saudi Arabia announced 14 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,815 new cases of the disease on Wednesday

RIYADH: Private sector employees will be able to start working from their offices soon, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development said on Wednesday.
The ministry added that all private sector entities must prepare work spaces so that they are in line with Ministry of Health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Kingdom is easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions from Thursday and there will be a three-phase return to normality.
Saudi Arabia announced 14 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,815 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.